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Doan Speaks at Prestigious Leadership Event

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


GLENDALE – Coyotes captain Shane Doan recently participated in The McCain Institute for International Leadership's third annual Sedona Forum on international issues and problem solving.

Doan, who is the NHL’s longest-tenured captain at 11 seasons and counting, spoke to attendees about his approach to leadership as part of the "Leadership Lessons through Sports" portion of the event.

"Now in professional sports it seems that a lot of times it’s all about ‘I’ and it’s all about ‘me’ … but if you really want to be the leader of a team, putting others first is really the most important thing," Doan said.

Doan, 38, also answered questions posed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is a huge fan of the Coyotes.

The annual event at The Enchantment Resort in Sedona gathers the world's leaders in different fields: politics, economics, business and civil society. This year's Forum was attended by McCain, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, actress/women’s issues activist Demi Moore, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and many others.

NOTE: Click here to watch Doan's speech

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